SHARE
South Africa's Thamsanqa Mkhize (L) vies for the ball with Nigeria's Collins Jamilu during the African Cup of Nations qualifier match between South Africa and Nigeria on November 17, 2018 at Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by PHILL MAGAKOE / AFP) (Photo credit should read PHILL MAGAKOE/AFP/Getty Images)

Super Eagles Coach Gernot Rohr will revert to the 3-5-2 formation when his lads file out against the Teranga Lions of Senegal in their final AFCON warm-up game on Sunday, AOIFootball.com can authoritatively confirm.

With the Eagles focusing more on tactical approaches in their training base in Ismaily, Rohr now looks set to revert to the more fluid formation the Eagles adopted at the 2018 World Cup in Russia when the Eagles defeated Iceland 2-0.

The Franco-German also adopted the same approach against South Africa in Johannesburg last November when the Eagles claimed a valuable 1-1 draw which sealed their qualification to Egypt.

The new switch in formation against the star-studded Senegalese side who are boosted by the duo of Sadio Mane and Mbaye Diagne will mean the trio of Kenneth Omeruo, Leon Balogun and William Troost-Ekong would have to improve their pairings to stop their attack.

The formation also throws open an interesting battle for who starts at the full-back with fleet-footed Samuel Kalu who impressed against South Africa playing as a full back set to battle the trio of Jamilu Collins, Ola Aina and Shehu Abdullahi for who gets the nod on the flanks.

The Eagles will be hoping for a much-improved performance against one of the favourites of the tournament after a not too impressive goalless draw against Zimbabwe last Saturday.

LEAVE A REPLY